Volos, "the jewel of the Pagasetic Gulf", is one of the most attractive cities in Greece, as well as one of the country’s most prominent ports. Located in the centre of mainland Greece's western coast, the wealth of the region and its long history have left their mark on the city’s architecture, which exudes confidence and grandeur.
Our boats in Volos are available for both skippered and bareboat rentals and include a variety of our most popular sailing yachts and catamarans. Special charter arrangements are also available including single day charters and rentals for special events including company excursions, weddings and honeymoon trips.
Our fleet base is located at the Port of Volos which is in the heart of the city with plenty of accommodation, shopping and dining options within easy walking distance from the marina.
Located in the center of Greece’s mainland coast, Volos is 320 km north of Athens and 219 km south of Thessaloniki. Many visitors arrive with their own vehicles, but public transport options are also available from all main cities. If you are arriving as a group, we are happy to organize a private transfer for you by minibus with our reliable partners, so simply let us know the details of your arrival and we will advise accordingly.
Volos offers some fantastic sailing for both one and two week charters and routes are usually similar to those from nearby Skiathos Island (where Istion also maintains a charter base). You can start your holiday enjoying the unspoiled bays and small ports of the Gulf of Volos. The beautiful green islands of the Sporades including Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros then beckon to be visited. Sheltered and unspoiled anchorages along with sandy white beaches are a common feature of all these islands.
The area is known for the Alonissos National Marine Park, the largest protected marine area in Europe. The Park includes 6 smaller islands (Peristera, Kyra Panagia, Psathoura, Piperi, Skatzoura and Yura), it is of particular scientific and cultural interest, and is ideal for free diving, wildlife observation, amateur photography and other activities. The limited degree of human intervention and the excellent state of the natural environment make the landscape and marine areas of the Park an ideal refuge for many endangered species, such as the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus and various species of dolphins and whales.